Lebanon's militant Shi'ite group
Hezbollah said on Wednesday one of its commanders was killed
outside his Beirut home overnight in an attack it blamed on
The group said in a statement that Hassan al-Laqqis was
killed at around midnight in the southern Hadath district of the
Lebanese capital. It gave no detail of the operation but said
"the accusation is directed at the enemy, Israel."
Hezbollah described Laqqis as "one of the leaders of the
Islamic resistance" against Israel and said the Jewish state had
tried to kill him several times in the past.
Hezbollah, which fought a 34-day war with Israel in 2006,
has also sent fighters into neighbouring Syria to support
President Bashar Assad's battle against mainly Sunni Muslim
rebels trying to overthrow him.